Ohio Valley Conference

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Ohio Valley Conference
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The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. It participates in Division I of the NCAA; the conference's football programs compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly known as Division I-AA), the lower of two levels of Division I football competition. The OVC has 12 members, 9 of which compete in football in the conference.


Current members

Associate members

Caldwell Cougars (bowling) • Duquesne Dukes (bowling and football) • Fairfield Stags (field hockey) • Hobart Statesmen (men's lacrosse) • Howard Bison (men's and women's swimming & diving; women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer in 2021) • Rider Broncs (field hockey) • Saint Joseph's Hawks (men's lacrosse)

Former members

Akron Zips • East Tennessee State Buccaneers • Eastern Kentucky Colonels  • Evansville Purple Aces • Jacksonville State Gamecocks • Louisville Cardinals • Marshall Thundering Herd • Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders • Samford Bulldogs • WKU Hilltoppers • Youngstown State Penguins

Ohio Valley Conference
Current Members Austin Peay Governors • Belmont Bruins • Eastern Illinois Panthers • Morehead State Eagles • Murray State Racers • SIU Edwardsville Cougars • Southeast Missouri State Redhawks • Tennessee State Tigers and Lady Tigers • Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles • UT Martin Skyhawks
Associate Members Chattanooga Mocs (beach volleyball)
Basketball Venues
Football Venues
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Southwest Conference